Scottish Climbing Conditions Blog

Welcome to the West Coast Mountain Guides diary and conditions page, which is updated regularly throughout the year.  During the winter, there will be plenty of up-to-date information and reports regarding the latest mixed and ice climbing and mountaineering conditions in the Scottish Highlands, and in particular, on Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and in Glencoe.  We’ll also be posting accounts of our latest trips, both work and play.

If you have any up-to-date conditions reports and photos that we can include in our blog, please drop us an email:
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Adventure climbing on Boa Constrictor, Aonach Air Chrith in Glenshiel

Ken: Happy New Year to you all, I hope that despite current…
January 2, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Titan Cracks, Ben Nevis

Scott, Dave and I opted for Titan Cracks on No. 4 Gully Buttress,…
December 10, 2020/by Ken Applegate

Season opener: Hobgoblin and Hanging Garden, Ben Nevis

Ken: Caspar and I made the most of a settled and wintry day…
December 3, 2020/by Ken Applegate

As good as it gets in the Cuillin Hills, Skye

Ken: For Marco and Mary's final day we finished off their…
October 14, 2020/by Ken Applegate

It's that time of the year again! Ledge Route, Ben Nevis

Ken: It seems like only yesterday that we were running our…
October 10, 2020/by Ken Applegate

Lovely autumnal day on the Aonach Eagach, Glencoe

Today was a perfect autumnal day in Glencoe, with a few clouds…
October 5, 2020/by Ken Applegate

8 Munros down, 3 left to go on the Cuillin Ridge, Skye

Ken: This week sees us running our final 4 day Skye Munros…
October 1, 2020/by Ken Applegate

Great day on North Buttress, Buachaille Etive Mor

Every time I climb North Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor,…
September 28, 2020/by Ken Applegate

Lovely autumnal day on Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis

Ken: Back on home turf today. I was out with Phil, who has…
September 27, 2020/by Ken Applegate

3 more Munros on the Cuillin Ridge, Skye

Today, Dave and I took our intrepid team to the southern end…
September 24, 2020/by Ken Applegate

5 Skye Munros bagged, making up for yesterday!

Ken: Yesterday was supposed to see the start of our penultimate…
September 23, 2020/by Ken Applegate

Welcome to the Team.

It's great that despite the late start to the year there are…
September 21, 2020/by Ken Applegate
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